5 (New) Things I Don’t Get
It’s been a long and serious week around here. That’s not bad at all, but it’s fun to break it up sometimes with a little not-so-seriousness. Periodically, I like to share 5 Things I Don’t Get, and it’s just a moment for both me and you to unburden ourselves of the things that make no sense to us, drive us crazy, and/or make us scratch our heads in befuddled wonder (if you’re interested in more of these, click here if you dare). Nothing wrong with laughter or at the very least, sly, knowing smiles.
As always, I like to point out my Biblical basis for this exercise: Proverbs 30:18-19. Ready?
- My addiction to “!” and “–” I’m certain this is a sign of poor writing, but I can’t seem to help myself. I’m very emphatic and I like those dashes! When you have a list, when you’re interjecting a thought–that dash just feels so right. And yeah, there I go again.
- Why I try to spell word verifications “correctly.” You know those little CAPTCHA tests that they put before you can publish your comment on some blogs? That’s what I’m talking about. Often they look like real words and I have the hardest time not spelling those words correctly. Must be the
Grammar Nazi English Major coming out in me. I’ve literally had to redo some of these several times. These are tongues they do not want you to interpret.
- Why the word verifications are getting so hard. I guess spammers have figured out the old captchas and as normal, they make life harder on the rest of us. Over the past few months, I have noticed that these things are getting fuzzier and more closely compacted so you can’t tell letters apart. I have sometimes tried three or four different ones before it works. Secretly, I think the CAPTCHA box has gained sentience and is taking pity on me, but I’m not 100% postive.
- The word, Splurge. I hadn’t noticed this until a week or so ago, but this totally sounds like a made-up word! If I were hearing this word for the first time, I would envision a rather heavy-set gentleman attempting a jump off the high dive. With grace and style, he leaps into his dive, but just before he hits the water, he flips into a belly-flop. That’s a splurge. Spending a week’s salary on a pair of jeans? That’s just stupid.
- Why people are waiting to contribute to the new worship album. Okay, you caught me, I’m slipping in a reminder about the fundraising campaign over at Indiegogo.com where I’m trying to get contributions for my next album. I know a lot of people have thought about it and have planned to do it, but we only have 18 days left and there’s a long way to go. Don’t make me feel like a splurge, help me get this done!
Your turn! What’s on your list of things you don’t get right now (or possibly ever)?